Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hurry Fall

I needed a new look for the blog.  School and all of the extra activities have started, so I figured a fall theme was in order.  It's more soothing than the science template.  I'm still tweaking it.

It's been cooler the past couple of days.  We've even been able to open the windows.  Unfortunately, the mosquitoes are not any better, so we really can't enjoy being outside in the yard.  I'm considering getting a bat box. 

We had a good Labor Day.  I'm waiting for pictures before I write about it.

The dog is finding his place here.  Sweetie (I need a new name for her) is not very good with him.  She is too rough with animals. 

Mama went back to work yesterday, but she shouldn't have.  When I talked to her last night, she sounded so tired.  She has more tests tomorrow.  Her doctor said that they've explored the box, and now it's time to look outside of the box.  

My father-in-law's wife is suffering from shingles.  Her children don't help her, and my FIL isn't capable of caring for her.  They are both in their 80's.  The Historian will be going there either Friday or Saturday.

Now let's add a hurricane to the mix.  Hanna may be on her way.  We live in central NC, but both our families are closer to the coast.  Fortunately they are far enough inland to miss the brunt of hurricanes and tropical storms, but their areas get a lot of damage and flooding.  The power will be out for several days if it hits.   I know that they wouldn't consider leaving and coming here.  They are stubborn that way.

My mind is full these days.  I have several soap-box type posts forming.  I don't know whether any of them will make it to the blog. 


  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment! It's nice to meet you here and I love the way your blog looks. I also appreciated your "I'm a Lurker" post - that hit home for me too. Have a great school year - can't wait to read more about what y'all are doing. :) theREVmom (the one who eats peanut butter on a spoon for breakfast with a cup of coffee!)

  2. I like the new look (even though I liked the old one, too). I hope you do submit your soap box blogs; I agree that this is the place to do just that.